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Jazzer94

1. Posted:

.........But is it the signs of change or a rare occurrence?

http://www.gonintendo.com/s/232101-europe-buy-squids-odyssey-...

The first worrying thing is this isn't Nintendo themselves leading the charge but the good side to this is it seems cross buy is completely possible and up to the publisher if they want to implement it or not.

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Rin-go

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Of course it's up to the publisher. The 3DS and the Wii U are very different devices, so I don't think porting is easy. Perhaps some even oursource their ports to make that process faster. So why wouldn't they charge us for their hard work or try to get the invested money back?

Isn't that also more like a promotion than actual cross buy? You have to buy the 3DS version to get the Wii U version for free. Cross buy would give you the other version for free no matter which one you would buy first.

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Jazzer94

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Rin-go wrote:

Of course it's up to the publisher. The 3DS and the Wii U are very different devices, so I don't think porting is easy. Perhaps some even oursource their ports to make that process faster. So why wouldn't they charge us for their hard work or try to get the invested money back?

From what I've seen people will buy games quicker when options like cross buy are available as it feels like better value for money instead of waiting for sales.

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Isn't that also more like a promotion than actual cross buy? You have to buy the 3DS version to get the Wii U version for free. Cross buy would give you the other version for free no matter which one you would buy first.

Buying a version gets you another version on a different system in the same ecosystem that is cross buy so yes this is cross buy.

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Rin-go

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How people feel doesn't change the fact that porting probably was a lot of work and whether they want gratification for it or not should be up to them.

To me it's a promotion. I only have a Wii U, so if I buy the game on the Wii U will I also be able to play it once I get a 3DS? No.

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Jazzer94

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@Rin-go Well I see this as good thing for consumers and something that should be an integral part of the VC system at this point and if the publisher is allowing it it obviously makes financial sense to them as well.

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Chrono_Cross

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The lack of cross buy shows how far behind Nintendo really is.

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Jazzer94

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@Rin-go Nintendo Life seem to be classifying it as cross buy as well.
http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2014/06/cross_buy_is_now_a_t...

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ogo79

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lol someones still going to find something wrong with this, it simply wont be enough. its gonna plant a tree that branches out complaints.

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Suddenly Squid's Odyessey has my attention.

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Octodad, Splatoon, and Squids Odyssey. It's the year of the cephalopods.

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shingi_70

11. Posted:

cool beans. Time to get it to start working for the VC.

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Jazzer94

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shingi_70 wrote:

cool beans. Time to get it to start working for the VC.

I do feel VC should be cross buy and just tied to the account from now on.

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